The Village Writers' Club will reconvene on Monday, September 22, 2014 in Room 6 of the Coronado Center from
1 -3 PM. John Anchor will discuss The Anatomy of a Mystery.
If you would like more information, contact VWC President Mary Lou Moran at email@example.com
President: Mary Lou Moran
Vice President: Marlene Kloack
Secretary: Madelyn Young
Treasurer: Melissa Sonnen
Past President (new office this year): Jerry Davis
The Fourth Thursday Author series has been renamed FOCCL PRESENTS, but the intent and format will remain the same.
2014 Local Author Series Presenters:
July 31: Don Dierks --- Full Circle
August 28: Robert Raines --- Hot Springs: From Capone to Costello
September 25: Sandy Lundin --- Dogs Who Serve
October 30: Walter Benjamin --- The Magical Years: A Boyhood Revisited
The FOCCL features a local published author the last Thursday of each month, January through October. Presentations are at 4 PM in Room 6 of the Coronado Center.
For more information, contact Judy Carroll, 922-5918
NANCY HOLDER submitted a family history story to the Keffer Writing Contest, a Canadian genealogical society sponsored site. Last month Nancy was notified that she had won first place. The first place award included a check that will cover her membership in the Ontario Genealogical Society for the next two years as well as publication of her story in the upcoming August 2014 issue of "Families." In addition, a sketch she had submitted to "AmericanAncestors" in 2009 is now on the members only website with the possibility that it will be included in the next volume of Western Massachusetts in the 1790's. In Nancy's words, "Persistence does pay off - and if we didn't write it and submit it none of this could have happened."
Winners at the Arkansas Writers' Conference
Second place in the Novel Review Award with her review of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
Honorable Mention for her short story "Heroes"
Honorable Mention for her memoir "Heartsong"
MARY LOU MORAN incoming President of the Village Writers' Club, received six awards including:
First place Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas Award for “Joy,”
Second place Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas Award for “First Step,”
Second place Delta Poets Award for “The Chef,”
Third place Summer Vacation Award for “What I Did On My Summer Vacation,”
First Honorable Mention The Erdel Family Memorial Award for “Raindrops and Memories,”
Fifth Honorable Mention WOW! Press Award for “Don’t Look Up.”
JERRY DAVIS current President of the Village Writers’ Club, received First Place in the Short Dramatic Screenplay Award for The Mall Teaser’s Flamingo, a spoof of classic Film Noir.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Harding Stedler, poetry editor of MauMag, has offered an invitation to club members to submit poems to him for possible publication. The slick-covered quarterly magazine published in Maumelle. Every issue of MauMag is online if you'd like to give the poetry page a look.
Send your poems to him either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or USPS at :
100 Park Drive, Apt 522
Maumelle, AR 72113
CONTACT MAGAZINE DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION
What brings you to our website?
Perhaps you’d like to
Whatever your reason, we are glad you found our website and our club. Know that you are most welcome to join us. Whenever you’re ready, grab your paper and pen, and become a member; we will be waiting.
If you'd like to join our club immediately, submit the Member Application form.
"What an astonishing thing a book is. It is a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts, on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person. [...] Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. Books are proof that humans are capable of working magic." -- Carl Sagan
The Spots Magazine has been re-designed and will have lifestyle articles from all over our region, not just Hot Springs. To find out more information contact Marisa Rodgers at email@example.com
The Springs is a newspaper-type periodical that is widely distributed in Hot Springs and made available to all tourists. The editors would like to have a section devoted to the Village. To ask questions or to submit announcements and articles contact JoAnne Mangione at firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for submissions is the 15th of each month.
You might want to attend some of these fine writing conferences scheduled to be held in Arkansas and neighboring states.
Monthly meetings will now be held at the Coronado Center from 1 - 3 PM. We will charge a small fee of $3 to cover the cost of renting the room..
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. -- Anonymous
I’m writing my next book under a pseudonym. It will be Mark Twain’s best young adult romance. -- Benson Bruno
The Critique meets at the Chamber of Commerce (West Gate) on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2 PM.
Material for the critique is usually 2,000 words or less, emailed in .pdf format to all members of the group by the end of the week before the meeting.
Critiques are intended to be constructive and helpful, always focused on the work, not the writer. Copy editing/formatting aid is usually done beforehand on the material and brought to the meeting, but not discussed in any detail.
Oral critique usually concerns plot, characterization, reader interest, etc.
A list of critique group members is not currently available for posting.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. -- Samuel Johnson
There are just three rules for writing -- but nobody knows what they are. -- Somerset Maugham
Cut out all the exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald